San Miguel County

Durango man killed in crash north of Dove Creek

A Durango man died in a semitrailer crash Monday on Colorado Highway 141 near Slick Rock, north of Dove Creek, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office. Lance G. Luedtke, 37, was killed...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado snow expected in two bursts from Sunday through Tuesday

Two systems are expected to bring snow to Southwest Colorado in succession, with the first storm expected to move in today in the late afternoon or evening and a second stronger storm cell expected...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescues cause Norwood Road closure

Motorists relying on GPS route-finding technology have triggered a series of rescues on the snowy Dolores-Norwood Road, forcing a winter closure by Dolores County until further notice. The...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas family loses way from Durango to Norwood, kicks off search mission

A Texas family relying on a GPS route to get to Norwood from Durango ended up lost on a snowpacked mountain road, spending the night in wintry conditions in the San Juan Mountains and kicking off a...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple expected to survive 450-foot plunge off mountain road

An “incredible” rescue mission Sunday for a Montrose couple whose Jeep plunged 450 feet down a mountain road between Ouray and Telluride likely saved the lives of the couple, authorities said....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain rescues include trapped bear, distressed kayaker

Crews in San Miguel County have responded to a slew of mountain missions during the past week, including a distressed kayaker, an injured hiker, snow-blocked roads and a trapped bear. On Saturday,...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

VIDEO: Jeep tries, fails to cross Dolores River at high water

A Jeep tried – and failed – to cross the Dolores River last weekend during high runoff, prompting an investigation by the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Land Management. Susan...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sentenced for role in death of 2 girls

A man charged with crimes connected to the death of two children in Norwood in 2017 was sentenced June 4, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. Ashford Nathaniel Archer was sentenced to...

DATE: June 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowslide hits Colorado Highway 145 near Trout Lake; avalanche threat ‘high’

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting avalanche mitigation today on Colorado Highway 145 from north of Rico to Ophir. The highway could have intermittent closures of 30 minutes or...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

San Miguel County officials support Southwest Colorado solar plant plan

TELLURIDE – Local officials are supporting plans for a solar plant in Southwest Colorado. San Miguel County commissioners recently signed a letter of support for the 30-megawatt power plant. Ute...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Search for Telluride hiker intensifies in mountains

The search for missing hiker Tim Cannon in the Iron Mountain area near Telluride has entered its second week and involves a large community effort. Cannon was reported missing after he did not...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse Park Fire southwest of Norwood almost contained

The Horse Park Fire between Dove Creek and Norwood is 90 percent contained and is expected to be fully contained by Saturday, according to the Bureau of Land Management. The fire started May 26...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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